Three companies are disputing the award of the lucrative contract to AT&T.
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A survey of chief information security officers reveals a divide between agency haves and have-nots in information technology spending.
Measure in omnibus would require agencies to hire chief privacy officers.
Agencies spent $155 billion on information technology-related contracts in fiscal 2004, according to report.
Contract for Treasury Communications Enterprise could be worth $3 billion over a decade.
Some receive lower appropriations than sought by industry.
The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive hopes that the government’s combined buying power can shift the industry toward more environmentally friendly technologies.
Manufacturers would use small transmitters to reduce counterfeiting, theft and tampering.